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Every since I could walk I’ve loved shoes.

Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection in Sex in the City was like my fantasy come to life.

Now as a nearly 50 year old (on the countdown – 6 days to go) woman this hasn’t changed, it actually has just grown.

And I’m always on the lookout for new additions to my shoe robe.

Two of my must have colours in my shoe robe are tan and black – this is true no matter what the season.

I love shoes in all their different forms but I really have a soft spot for heels – I love the extra height it just gives me a little bit of extra confidence and swagger.

But as I get older I’m also looking for comfort in my shoe – I can no longer stand or walk for hours in sky high heels, I get such a foot ache. A stiletto heel while still a favourite is now saved for special occasions or for occasions that I know I not going to do much walking or standing.

When looking for a heel now I prefer either a block heel or a wedge, the thicker heel or wedge is more stable and comfortable for me to wear and I still get to enjoy the extra height that I love.

I’m sharing a couple of new additions to my shoe robe today from Jo Mercer – a brand renowned for its quality, craftsmanship and design.

Elas Block Heel Sandal

The Elas Block Heel Sandal is for me the perfect black sandal. I find that black shoes can look a bit heavy on me, I have smallish feet and I need to be choosy when picking a shoe to go on those feet or I can resemble Minnie Mouse. I do love my Disney cartoons but my aim in life is not really to look like one.

The straps are made from soft leather and are supportive and comfortable without being too thick and will not overpower an outfit or make me look like I’m going on a date with Mickey (phew!).

This shoe will work with so many pieces in my wardrobe and will easily take me from day to night.


Jo Mercer Elas Block Heel Sandal $179.95 – also comes in Natural | Tigerlily Nefer Wrap Dress  – worn open as a kimono (wearing 14) currently on sale $100.00 – only small sizes left online | Bohemian Traders High Waisted Skinny Jean in Dark Wash $139.00 (wearing a 30) these also come in a light wash 

Flare Wedge Sandals

I may be more than a little obsessed with this wedges and so are my girls, when I wore them at a recent family dinner they all wanted to try them on. Thankfully I managed to hang on to them but it was touch and go there for a while.

I did wonder when I ordered the Flare Wedge Sandals if they may be little heavy in both weight and style but the moment they arrived I knew I had made the right choice.

These are such a different look for me with the all round wedge but they are super comfortable, with soft leather crossover and they are extremely light. You can wear these all day with any sign of foot pain.

This is the perfect wedge to wear with your favourite summer dress whether it be a maxi, midi or mini.

Jo Mercer Flare Wedge Sandals $149.95 * – these also come in black & white | Tigerlily Devi Wrap Dress $140.00 (wearing sz 14 – if you have boobs you will need to size up in this one) | Birdsnest Boho Bird Heartbeat Denim Jacket $99.95 * (wearing sz 12 – I could have sized down in this one) | Feather and Noise Carrie Cami $39.00 (wearing sz 12) 

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L~ F
  • I have some SERIOUS shoe envy going on ladybug…if only we were the same size!
    Ps you look gorge in both outfits ❤️